In a small society like that of interwar England, personality counted.
It would indeed be a tragedy if Europe splinters apart as it did in the interwar period.
Several of the interwar composers were still active in 1970, together with new younger composers.
Most members come from peasant or worker families and are veterans of the communist movement of the interwar period.
The music of the interwar composers showed the influence of German romanticism and postromanticism and of modern French music.